Effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit on total hospital cost.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is increasing in neonatal intensive care units. We determined the economic impact of isolating and cohorting MRSA-colonized neonates on total hospital cost at a 49-bed, level III-IV neonatal intensive care unit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schultz, ED; Tanaka, DT; Goldberg, RN; Benjamin, DK; Smith, PB

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 383 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 19222371

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2756112

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/596610


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States